A coastal state in western India, Goa is known for its beautiful beaches, exciting nightlife, rich architecture, and much more. The number of people going from cities like Pune, Delhi and Mumbai to Goa has increased over the years.

While you can relax on the beautiful beaches or gaze at the sunsets, you can also indulge in some adventurous water sports and paint the town red at night. From beaches to waterfalls to churches to eateries, there is something for every traveller here.  Over the years, travelling to Goa has become easier with more available transport options. 

So, if you are planning a trip to Goa, here are some tips on how to reach Goa from Mumbai.

By Air

One of the quickest ways to reach Goa from Mumbai is to travel by flight. The distance between the two destinations is about 400 km by air, and if you take a flight, you can reach Goa in approximately 1.5 hours via a non-stop flight. All flights land at Goa International Airport in Dabolim which is the only airport in the state.

Note that the Goa airport is situated outside the city, which means it can take you about an hour and a half to reach the city. 

By Road

They say you haven't travelled if you haven't made a road trip from Mumbai to Goa.

Mumbai to Goa distance is roughly 600 km by road, and it can take you anywhere between 11-15 hours to cover the distance.

You can take the following route if you’re travelling by car.

Mumbai > Pune > Satara > Kolhapur > Belgaum > Goa 

Don’t forget to pick up some snacks from fresh bakeries in Pune and savour the famous Kolhapuri Chicken in Kolhapur while on the way. 

With growing tourism in Goa, the number of bus services has also increased significantly. You can now choose from AC or Non AC, Sleeper or Seater and book your bus seat according to your convenience.

Goa is one of the favourite places to visit near Mumbai and also one of the most frequent ones for Mumbaikars. Apart from the bus and car, you can also hire a cab to get to Goa.

Choose between chauffeur-driven cars and self-drive car rental companies and embark on your journey. 

By Rail

Travelling by train is also a budget-friendly option if you are wondering how to reach Mumbai to Goa. Many trains run between Mumbai and Goa that you can choose from. It takes an average of 8-10 hours to reach Goa by train. Vasco Da Gama is the main railway station in Goa.

However, if you have booked at resorts in Goa, like Club Mahindra Acacia Palms in Madgaon, you can get down at Madgaon railway station. Just make sure your selected train has a scheduled stop or halt here. 

Things to Do in Goa

While frequenting the beaches is surely going to be on your checklist, don't miss out on other activities here. You can visit these forts that are reminiscent of the Portuguese culture and waterfalls.

  • Chapora Fort
  • Aguada Fort
  • Cabo De Rama Fort
  • Dudhsagar Falls
  • Arvalem Waterfalls
  • Netravalli Falls 

And yes, don’t forget to visit the churches and eat the local delicacies at restaurants. 

Where to Stay in Goa? 

Club Mahindra offers 4 excellent properties to choose from in Goa. 

  • Club Mahindra Acacia Palms
  • Club Mahindra Emerald Palms
  • Club Mahindra Varca Resort
  • Club Mahindra Asonara 

All Club Mahindra properties have modern amenities such as a swimming pool, spacious rooms, restaurants, and more. Choose the one based on your preference. 

Goa- Just a Weekend Away 

Not far away from Mumbai, and thanks to easy accessibility, planning your next weekend getaway or even a week-long vacation is very easy. Whether it’s the beaches that are calling or you just want to chill in a Club Mahindra resort, start planning your next trip today.

About Club Mahindra

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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